The Trophy House

The Trophy House

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “This is beautiful,” a customer told Peter Harrison admiringly. “It’s just what I wanted,” he said as he ran his hand over the polished wood, handcrafted commemorative plaque now gleaming in the sunlight on a countertop at Jamestown’s Trophy House, 100 East Second Street, owned and operated by Harrison for […]

Be the 1 – Reach Out a Hand

A Walk Out of Darkness

Be the 1 – Reach Out a Hand

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Life is precious. But sometimes it takes a helping hand to remember that – reaching out to help someone take a first step out of the darkness. “I think it’s just the way we are made,” said Victoria Patti, coordinator for Chautauqua County’s Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention. “We all […]

Over the Edge?

Over the Edge?

You can’t fall over a cliff from far away. You’ve got to be near the edge. So, are you near the edge today? It sure can happen, can’t it? Even the best of us – and that’s a hard club to join anyway – can feel pushed too far some days. The question really is, […]

Family is Forever

Local Initiatives Aim to Create Families for Seniors

Family is Forever

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Home is where the heart is, and that is where seniors mosly want to stay, right at home with their families. But sometimes even the most active and well-abled seniors need just a little extra help that their family can’t provide. Assisted living is often the answer. At least 12 […]

Focus

Focus

Some scientists today are questioning the popular notion of multitasking, the much praised ability to do a bunch of things all at once. Do you do it? Multitasking is supposed to be the badge of today’s legendary supermom, for example – job, kids, household, alluring spouse and, of course, dog walker-feeder-scooper upper after. The same […]

Observatory Welcomes 1,000 Guests

Observatory Welcomes 1,000 Guests

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The stars come out at night. Everybody knows that. But there is one famous exception to that rule, the closest star to us only comes out in the daytime… it is, of course, called The Sun. But on Monday afternoon, August 21, this year, the sun […]

There are none so blind as…

There are none so blind as…

…the one who will not see. I bet you know somebody, and probably more than one, whose mind is so made up that he doesn’t want to be confused by any more facts. Some people are so sure they are right they simply won’t take another look… until they fall on their face. Consider: Some […]

Random Acts

Random Acts

“Random” has turned into a slang buzzword. On the street it means just about nothing like what it really means. So, if you have tweens and teens loitering someplace in your world, or little bros and sisses of such people, be aware you may become random-ized next time you do something shockingly parental or grown-up. […]

Jamestown Proclaims its Stand: Not in Our Town!

Jamestown Proclaims its Stand: Not in Our Town!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut On Wednesday evening last week, August 16, a hastily organized rally at Jamestown’s Tracy Plaza made a clear and powerful statement. In response to the hatred and bigotry which were so violently displayed by neo-Nazi, white nationalists and KKK-style groups in Charlottesville, VA, Jamestown said, “Not in Our Town!” That […]

Things Change

Things Change

The last few weeks have been a time to watch things change. Take the Celts, for example. The Celtic Festival coming up in Mayville is always a great community event, lots of fun and even inspiring with its music and traditions. Please accept your Jamestown Gazette’s cover story invitation to take it all in and […]

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